AMD Announces the Development of Steamroller

Heightened demand for high-end processor solutions and ever rising competition make AMD constantly develop its products. This usually results in the release of really outstanding items, such as already acknowledged Bulldozer and Piledriver. Therefore, according to the words of the companies technical manager, Mark Papermaster, the development of a new processor architecture, codenamed Steamroller, is already on order of AMD's business. The ready-made products are sure to be released next year. Steamroller is called to become the third edition of Bulldozer architecture that launched last year and a loyal companion of Piledriver core.



The initial data witness that processors on Steamroller architecture will be designed in correspondence with 28 nm technological process. This should favorably affect their efficiency and enlarge the performance by 15-20% at equivalent power consumption and clock frequency. At the same time, Steamroller will improve all specifications implemented in …

XFX Teases Radeon HD 7990 Triple Dissipation Graphics Card

XFX has introduced its own version of Radeon HD 7990 — a top-tier graphics adapter from AMD. As distinct from the other companies that incorporated only some inconspicuous changes into their products, XFX has approached to the card’s modification with a violent zeal. As a result, today everyone has a chance of examining its Radeon HD 7990 Triple Dissipation card that employs two Tahiti XT GPUs, elaborated on Graphics Core next architecture.



Each Tahiti XT chip comes with 2048 stream processors and 3 GB of GDDR5 memory. This implies that the total memory capacity makes up 6 GB. GPUs run at 950 MHz clock frequency, but have the potential of achieving 1000 MHz frequency on overclocking. As for the memory, it employs 384-bit bus and runs at an efficient 6 GHz frequency.


To continue, all the components of Radeon HD 7990 Triple Dissipation are housed on an original PCB, designed by XFX. Connection with the PSU is realized via a pair of 8-contact power sockets. The rear …

AMD FX-8350 Review: Improved and Advanced

Processors AMD FX Vishera are considered to be 'heavy metal' in the AMD's inventory. They belong to the products of the second generation and employ an advanced Piledriver architecture. This architecture is intended primarily at managing multi-threading applications to provide for improved performance, if compared with CPUs of the first generation. In addition, FX Vishera chips feature reasonable correlation of power, facilities and price.



Platform and Architecture


CPU AMD FX-8350 is compatible with motherboards which contain AM3+ socket and high-performance logics AMD 990FX, AMD 970, and AMD 990X. It should be noted that boards with such chipsets are able to offer two additional PCI Express x16 sockets which are characterized by high speed index on integration of two video adapters. AMD FX series consists of four CPU models; FX-8350 and FX-8320 house eight cores, FX-6300 feature six cores, while junior model FX-4300 contents itself with only four cores.


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